Newest Business Organization at 200 and Growing!

Posted on June 27, 2019 By

It began with an idea. In just nine months, it grew to more than 100 people. Today COBA (Central Ocean Business Association), a 501(c) 6, a nonprofit business organization, has almost 200 members and is still growing!

John Crisafulli, founder and president of COBA, said, “COBA is specifically designed to raise awareness and stimulate the economy along the Route 9 South corridor, which includes Bayville, Beachwood, Lacey Township, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, and South Toms River. COBA also serves as a liaison between local government and business owners.”

Everyone is invited to a COBA Networking Mixer, July 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Joey Harrison’s River House, 361 E. Lacey Road, Forked River. The fee for members is $15; future members $20.

COBA holds a monthly networking and breakfast, open to the public, every third Friday at Joey Harrison’s River House, 361 E. Lacey Road, Forked River, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. The next monthly breakfast, sponsored by Sharer & Associates, is July 19. The cost for members is $15; future members $20, and includes a hot breakfast buffet.

COBA also hosts luncheons and evening events at member business locations throughout the month. Events are listed at or

Dues are $100.00. Dues for 501c3s are $50.00 annually Visit for membership applications. Membership includes discounted admission to meetings and free banner space on the COBA website. Members can also purchase limited event sponsorships.

For more information, contact COBA President John Crisafulli at 732-844-8133 or Visit for more information.

About COBA – Mission: COBA was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit and a lofty objective – to inspire, motivate, and champion the small business community along the Route 9 corridor through the
stimulation of new ideas, shared information, and co-operation with local municipalities; all to encompass a more efficient and effective way to grow and create business in the local community.

COBA Officers : President, John Crisafulli, VP/Retail Regional Manager, First Commerce Bank, Lakewood, NJ (O) 732-364-0032 x1205; (C) 973-568-4284; Treasurer, Pasquale L. Givelekian, Esq., CPA Law Offices of Pasquale L. Givelekian Managing Member; Toms River, NJ, (O) 732-361-2897; Vice President, Alexandra Nieves-Martinez, Esq. Law Offices of Alexandra Nieves-Martinez
(O) (732) 237-0008; (C) (732) 684-4764; Secretary, Sabrina Licastro Daunno Realty; Office Manager & Realtor, Toms River, NJ,(O) 732-255-8989; (C) 848-240-4309

COBA Volunteer Board of Directors
Cindy Brennan, Mamma Bear’s Defense; Jonathan Bergman, Sales and Marketing Consultant; Andrew Chupa, Cloud9 VoIP; Brian Di Stefano, Esq Law Offices of Brian Di Stefano; Richie Fingerlin Advisors Mortgage; Alyssa Giglio, The Mabie Group; Keller Williams; David Nicola, Maser Consulting; Kurt Palermo Leaftree Real Estate; Matthew D. Portnoy, CLCS HUB International Northeast Limited; Sara Sardella Trinity Solar.